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 coolant in my oil? head gasket or oil cooler?

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 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 12:48PM
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Perhaps you can try a lead-down test as it may show evidence of a blown head gasket.

Ken
"lead-down" >>>> "leak-down" (Ken must have been using my keyboard... it causes all sorts of typos.)

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jul 12, 2018 07:02AM
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I'm getting coolant in my oil.. Is there a way to know if this is a bad head gasket or bad oil cooler? 

2003 MINI Cooper S
Have you had any incidence of overheating?

In our experience, a blown head gasket is more common compared to the oil cooler seals. 

Perhaps you can try a lead-down test as it may show evidence of a blown head gasket.

If not, you might go ahead and replace the oil cooler seals since it is much cheaper than replacing the head gasket.

Let us know what you find out.
Ken

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is the oil cooler paired with your rad?  

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I'm getting coolant in my oil.. Is there a way to know if this is a bad head gasket or bad oil cooler? 

2003 MINI Cooper S